79 Curtain Street, Carlton North VIC, Australia
Piano Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, VCE Music Exam Preparation
- Qualifications: B.A., B.Mus., Dip.Ed., (Melb)
- Pricing: $57/30mins, $78/45mins, $100/hr
- Styles: Classical, Contemporary
- Suitability: 5-100
Stephen holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees as well as a Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of Melbourne.
He has been studying piano since the age of five, and after topping his year in music at The University High School went on to study under some of Australia’s pre-eminent concert pianists including Stephen McIntyre, Geoffrey Tozer, Michael Kieran-Harvey and Dr Ian Holtham. He has studied pipe organ with John O’Donnell and Douglas Lawrence and conducting under John Hopkins.
Stephen has been Director of Music at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kew since 2003. Prior to that, he spent eight years at St James’ Old Cathedral as the Director of Music there.
Stephen is the Resident Conductor of the Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir and conducts for other organisations such as the Early Music Society of Victoria. Stephen has sung with the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. He has many years teaching experience in his private studio, teaching all levels and is a sought-after accompanist, accompanying for choirs such as Choristry and the Ashton-Smith Singers as well as vocalists and instrumentalists. He regularly performs and conducts around Melbourne and has performed solo recitals in the UK, New York and Toronto.
Students are encouraged to pursue their own area of musical interest or academic need, whether it be performance, preparation for AMEB or VCE examinations, or purely music for pleasure.
Lessons are usually held on a weekly basis at the Curtain Street studio in Carlton North using a Yamaha grand piano.